TotalEnergies has acquired a 20 percent stake in Ductor, a biotechnology company specializing in biogas and organic fertilizers, solidifying its commitment to biogas.
TotalEnergies is a leading player in the European biogas sector, boasting a production capacity of 1.1 TWh. By 2030, TotalEnergies aims to achieve an annual production of 20 TWh, which is equivalent to the average gas demand of four million French consumers and a reduction of approximately four million tons of CO2 emissions.
TotalEnergies and Ductor will form a joint venture that will focus on the co-development and mutual investment in 15 to 20 anaerobic digestion facilities. These facilities will target nitrogen-rich feedstocks and organic waste derived from the agricultural sector, with the ultimate goal of transforming them into sustainable organic fertilizers and renewable natural gas. The initial target markets are the United States and Europe.
Ductor will have various responsibilities, including opportunity screening, land acquisition, securing feedstock, engineering, obtaining permits, and conducting feasibility studies.
TotalEnergies will participate in the development, construction, and operational phases of the facilities. TotalEnergies will serve as the off-taker of all the renewable natural gas produced. Ductor will handle the off-take and marketing of specialty fertilizers, such as liquid nitrogen fertilizers, produced at these facilities.
Image: Bernard C Fenner, CEO of Ductor, and Olivier Guerrini, Vice President, Biogas at TotalEnergies.